A Russian native has been appointed as the Irish Language Planning Officer for the south Kerry Gaeltacht.
Comhchoiste Gaeltachta Uíbh Ráthach have announced that Dr. Victor Bayda will be responsible, along with organisations and the local community, for the Irish Language Action Plan for the region.
Dr Bayda, who is from Moscow, was a lecturer in Irish in the Lomonosov State University in Moscow for 15 years.
He is the tenth Irish language planning officer that has been appointed under the language planning process in the Gaeltacht in recent months. The publication of the Interagency Taskforce Action Plan for Uíbh Ráthach is also imminent.